In the Waning Night – Morning Haiku and Waka – October 5, 2014

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ah – the dead of night
insects chirp and owls screech
the wind whispers

in the waning night
floating shimmering ghost forms
a church bell rings

darkness reigns
though dawn is close
first morning birds twitter

blackbird awakens
in the waning night chirping
the sparrows protest

(c) G.s.k. ’14

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Haiku – Nights of Summer

moonlightmoonlit nights
cool breeze whispers
Riva refreshed

summer storm
late night shivering
pull out the duvet

moonlit concert
melodies vibrate
through the evening

evening on the terrace
friends enjoying pizzas
mosquitos dine


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #492

Haiku – Night – A Prompt from HA – April 6, 2014

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first lamps light the plaza
children playing

lapping water
walking along the peer
ducks begged food

sitting in the caffè
tourists mulling nearby
spring night life

yellow moon’s surprise
above the fort’s ramparts
walking in Riva

Carpe Diem Special #70

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pin points glitter
inviting speculation
man-made stars

yellow or blue strobes
flashing in the distance
evening street lamps

stars twinkle
street lights flashing
the moon contemplates

night lights

night lights

(so, here is an old photograph that I used, which along with  Alexy Andreyev.  I’m trying to be  inspired and try to follow his method writing of haiku…the first three, are interesting…but I liked this fourth)

dawn and dusk
artificial creations
annulling themselves

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These are the rules for the Carpe Diem Special!

“The first Carpe Diem Special by Alexey Andreyev (1971- ), our featured haiku-poet from Russia. Next to his skills as a poet he has also skills as a painter and as a mathematician. He has a degree in Mathematics. By the way … I hope you all like our new logo for the Specials.

evening sky —
over the city lights
stars hardly seen

(c) Alexey Andreyev

“Of course you know what the goal is of these Specials? But I will tell it anyway (smiles), because there are a few new contributors. The goal of these Specials is to write, compose an all new haiku inspired on the one given by our featured poet in the same sense, tone and spirit as the one given. Not an easy task, but it’s a challenge to look in another way to the writings of fellow haiku-poets both classic and modern.”